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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,477 views

    This outline gives an example for holding the Advent lightnig ni your church over the course of 4 weeks with the lighting of the 5th candle on your Christmas eve service.

    Christmas 2005 Advent Advent is Latin for Arrival. This refers to the arrival of our Lord and Savior. The advent wreath represents God’s unending love for us, and the holly branches represent our everlasting life with Jesus Christ. We light one candle, reading the Advent passage for that ...read more

  • The Sign Of Immanuel

    Contributed by David Ward on Dec 10, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,379 views

    The first message in a Christmas/Advent series from Isaiah

    “The Sign of Immanuel” Isaiah 7:1-16 INTRODUCTION: Remember the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou?" Three convicts on the lam have holed up in a barn to spend the night, only to awake to find the barn surrounded by police, with guns drawn, demanding their surrender. One of the three helpfully ...read more

  • A House Is Not A Home

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 381 ratings
     | 36,559 views

    Christ comes to dwell in our messy, imperfect homes, just as they are, to build love, not a museum-like perfection.

    A house is not a home. A house is not a home. A house is a house, and it may be lovely to look at and fine to visit, but a house, by itself, is not a home. What is the difference? Let me tell you a tale of two houses. These are the best of houses, these are the worst of houses. See if you ...read more

  • A Dream Come True

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 322 ratings
     | 17,645 views

    Like Simeon we need to realize that if all we had was Jesus Christ, that would be enough; with Jesus, our life is complete and we can be content.

    Children often dream about things they would like to do in the future. I suspect traveling in space as an astronaut, playing football in the NFL, making the Olympic figure skating team, or driving a $100,000 sports car are some of the more popular ones. When I was growing up, I dreamed of being the ...read more

  • Out Of The Cradle

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 26, 2000
    based on 297 ratings
     | 30,224 views

    Allowing Christ a larger place in our lives and in our world than as the Babe of Bethlehem

    Babies are something special. I can never forget what it was like to see my two girls at their birth. That is a feeling and experience that nothing else can quite match — unless it is the birth of grandchildren. There is a special feeling each time I visit new parents in the hospital. There ...read more

  • The Love Of Christmas

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 2, 2001
    based on 375 ratings
     | 26,071 views

    Christmas revealed to us God’s desire to have fellowship with man and His desire to meet us at our point of need.

    John began his Gospel quite differently from the rest of the Gospel writers. The rest started with the historical accounts of the events that took place. · Matthew and Luke talked about circumstances leading to Jesus’ birth. · Mark started off with Jesus entering into ministry, writing about ...read more

  • What Should Christmas Look Like?

    Contributed by John Kah on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 186 ratings
     | 4,712 views

    Many pressures vie to shape our celebration of Christmas. The most popular forces that shape our impresion of Christmas always leave us with the feeling that "it’s not enough". To find the true view of what Christmas should look like you must go over to

    "What Should Christmas Look Like?" Luke 2:15-20 A mother and father went Christmas shopping one Saturday afternoon with their seven-year-old daughter. The Little girl was so thrilled and enthusiastic about the season. But her parents were just the opposite- - they were so grumpy, so tense and ...read more

  • Great Expectations Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 219 ratings
     | 56,443 views

    The unusual titles of Jesus show us that we can count on him to live up to expectations.

    Sermons for Christmas December 7, 1997 INTRODUCTION Every once in a while in the world of Chicago area high school boy’s basketball, a player will emerge with incredible talent and skill. He and his team become the focus of a great deal of media attention. He will become one of the most ...read more

  • Making Room

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Dec 8, 2001
    based on 173 ratings
     | 8,820 views

    This is the second in an Advent Series. This message deals with those who neglected to notice Mary & Joseph in the inn. Thoughts for the direction of this sermon were greatly influenced by a John MacArthur message "The People Who Missed Christmas".

    Making Room…Luke 2:1-7 Intro: (Read Text) He gets a pretty bum rap for someone we actually don’t even know exists. The Bible doesn’t mention him (or if he existed). Tradition talks a great deal about the fellow – but it’s still all tradition and folk-lore to be historically honest: that “poor ...read more

  • Listen To The Advent Voice Of John

    Contributed by Christopher Raiford on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 106 ratings
     | 7,894 views

    Preparing for the season of Advent

    2nd Sunday in Advent December 9, 2001 Sermon Text: Matthew 3:1-12 Listen to the Advent Voice of John 1. Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near 2. Produce fruit in keeping with repentance Matthew 3:1-12 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea 2 and ...read more

  • Christ - A New Hope

    Contributed by Aaron Matthews Sr on Jan 20, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 7,313 views

    Seeing Christ as the real hope for our lives.

    Text: Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out with our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:5 – NAS) “I’d rather not celebrate Christmas this year,” the hallow-eyed young woman stared at the snow at her feet. “I just don’t see the point in ...read more

  • The Saint Of Sharing

    Contributed by Jacob Golden, Jr. on Apr 20, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 5,914 views

    John the Baptist calls us to share. If we follow his direction — Behold! The Christ is already among us!

    The Patron Saint of Sharing Luke 3:7–20 • Isaiah 12:2-6 December 14, 1997 • Third Sunday in Advent (c) “What shall we do?” That’s the question asked of John the Baptist three times in this story. The multitudes ask: “What shall we do?” The tax collectors ask: “Teacher, what shall ...read more

  • God Touching You Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Apr 23, 2002
    based on 120 ratings
     | 12,602 views

    God is with us.

    GOD TOUCHING YOU Psalm 23:1-6 S: God’s Presence Th: The Christmas Touch Pr: GOD IS WITH US. ?: How? How is it observed? KW: Touches TS: We will find in our study of Psalm 23 three touches of God that will give us a better understanding of “Immanuel.” The ____ touch of God is ...read more

  • Touch Your Neighbors Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 18,815 views

    Christmas is a time to make room.

    TOUCH YOUR NEIGHBORS Luke 2:1-7 S: Evangelism Th: The Christmas Touch Pr: CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO MAKE ROOM. ?: Inductive KW: Stages TS: We will find in the story found in Luke 2:1-7 three stages that encourage us to share Jesus by making room for others in our lives. The ____ stage is ...read more

  • Reactions To The Savior's Birth

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 9, 2002
    based on 162 ratings
     | 5,271 views

    People have and have always had different reactions to the Christmas story.

    INTRODUCTION In the year 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born. In 1796, he was crossing the Alps to crush the Austrians and Sardinians. Had Dan Rather been living in the year 1809, his newscast would have focused on Austria. The attention of the world was on this man known as Napoleon as he swept ...read more